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Felicia Johnson's missing person case has turned into a homicide investigation.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Chukwuebuka Nwobodo, 28, who is still at large.
Kevin Johnson said his 24-year-old daughter went missing after traveling to Houston from California on April 13 to apply for a job at Cover Girls gentlemen's club.
Police say Johnson went missing from the InterContinental Houston-Medical Center hotel in the 6700 block of Main Street on April 16.
The investigating revealed Johnson left the hotel in a vehicle. Nwobodo reportedly picked up Johnson from an apartment complex at 3233 Windchase Blvd and he took her to his apartment at 14935 S. Richmond Ave.
Police said evidence indicates Nwobodo killed Johnson in his apartment before disposing of her body at an unknown location. Johnson's body has not been found.
Family members found Johnson's cell phone, covered in blood, off the roadway in Bear Creek Pioneers Park near Highway 6 and Clay Road.
It's believed Nwobodo disposed of Johnson's personal belongings in the park.
An attorney for the Cover Girls strip club owner denied reports that she applied for a job there. Cover Girls' attorney Casey Wallace said there is no evidence that Felicia applied for a job that night.
Wallace said club employees who worked that night don't recall seeing her there.
Police ask anyone with information on Nwobodo's whereabouts to contact HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-2477 (TIPS).
An arrest warrant has been issued for a 33-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of mixtape rapper Trouble DTE, aka Skoob (pictured left).
The 34-year-old rapper was shot multiple times while sitting in a car hours after performing at a nightclub early Sunday. Trouble was allegedly killed in a dispute over a woman.
The news was announced by Trouble's ex-girlfriend Alexis Sky who said he was shot while visiting a friend.
Trouble's sister confirmed the news on social media on Sunday.
The Rockdale County Sheriff said a warrant has been issued for suspect Jamichael Jones, of Atlanta.
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Trouble, real name Mariel Semonte Orr, grew up in the Edgewood neighborhood of Atlanta. He began rapping at age 14 and collaborated with rappers such as Pu$ha T, Killer Mike, Migos, and YFN Lucci.
His debut mixtape in 2011 included the song "Bussin,'" which featured rappers Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka Flame and Trae tha Truth on the remix.
The mixtape was ranked number 23 on Complex magazine's 25 Best Mixtapes of 2011. Trouble was named one of Complex magazine's list of "15 New Rappers To Watch Out For" in 2011.
In 2017, Trouble signed a record deal with music producer Mike WiLL Made-It's independent record label Ear Drummer Records and a distribution deal with Interscope Records.
Despite his local success, Trouble was not well-known beyond the Atlanta market.
Law enforcement officials in Tennessee have identified a suspect in the shooting death of rapper Young Dolph.
Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down inside a Tennessee cookie shop on November 17.
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Dolph, a native of Memphis, was targeted by two gunmen who hopped out of a white Mercedes Benz and opened fire.
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Young Dolph, 36, was known for his charitable work in Memphis. He was in town to participate in his annual turkey giveaway for Thanksgiving.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service identified 23-year-old Justin Johnson as a suspect in the case.
A $15,000 reward is being offered for tips leading to Johnson's capture.
Johnson is described as a Black male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has the name "Jaiya," tattooed on his right arm.
The TBI tweeted on Tuesday night:
"We need your help to find Justin Johnson, wanted by @MEM_PoliceDept and TBI for 1st Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt-1st Degree Murder, & Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000.
He should be considered armed & dangerous.
Seen him? Call 901-378-3132 or 1-800-TBI-FIND."
In a separate tweet, the TBI wrote:
"A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by TBI for information leading to Justin Johnson’s arrest for a total reward of up to $15,000 in coordination with @USMarshalsHQ, @MEM_PoliceDept, and Crimestoppers."
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens' former chief of staff, Ali Carter, is looking for a new job.
Dickens was sworn in on January 1 -- days after Carter was arrested for making terroristic threats.
Carter was on an American Airlines flight on Dec. 29 when officers boarded the plane with an arrest warrant from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
He looked up from his seat on the plane and informed officers that he was the new Atlanta mayor's chief of staff, according to Fox5 Atlanta.
Carter: "Do you know who I am?"
Officer: "Yeah, Ali."
Carter: "Do you know my job?"
Carter: "I'm chief of staff to Andre Dickens."
Officer: "OK, well you still have a warrant for your arrest."
Carter was cuffed then taken to a local police precinct where officers confirmed the warrant with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department.
The warrant stemmed from a domestic incident in 2020 involving his ex-wife, who told police Carter threatened her boyfriend for disciplining their child.
Carter allegedly called his ex-wife and told her he would empty his AR-15 if the boyfriend ever touched his child again. The phone call was recorded, police said.
Carter was booked into the Douglas County Jail and has since bonded out.
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Dickens was elected Atlanta's 61st mayor after winning the runoff election against Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore last month.
A spokesperson for the City of Atlanta confirmed Carter "is not part of the Mayor's administration and is no longer an employee of the City of Atlanta."
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Disgraced former NY governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with a sex crime, two months after being forced out of office.
An arrest warrant was issued by the New York Attorney General's office charging Cuomo with forcibly touching related to an incident with a former aide.
Cuomo was hit with a "misdemeanor complaint" accusing him of touching the breast of a former aide at the governor's Executive mansion last year.
The charges were filed at the Albany City Court on Thursday, Oct. 28, by AG Letitia James, who is now campaigning for his former job.
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The AG's office determined Cuomo had committed criminal sexual assault, a Class A misdemeanor, according to a clerk at the Albany City Court.
Cuomo is expected to turn himself in next week in New York, according to the NY Post.
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The former governor was ousted in August after an investigation by the attorney general's office found that he sexually harassed female staffers and a female state trooper who was assigned to guard him.
In July, Cuomo lashed out at the attorney's office, and accused the Democrats of a "political Witch Hunt."
Cuomo, a Democrat, previously accused former President Donald Trump of being inappropriate with women.
Actor Kyle Massey is facing charges of sending explicit material to an underage girl who he has known since she was 4 years old.
Massey, 29, is accused of electronically sending sexually explicit videos and images to a 13-year-old girl in December 2018 and January 2019.
The former child star is best known for playing Cory Baxter on Disney's "That's So Raven" and "Cory in the House."
According to legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Massey is charged with one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.
The case is connected to a civil suit filed against Massey in March 2019 for $1.5 million for allegedly sending "numerous sexually explicit text messages, images, and videos" via Snapchat.
Massey claimed he was being extorted for money by the girl's family in 2019.
At the time, Massey's mother said her son sent the explicit material to the girl's mother, not the girl.
The girl's legal team initially opted for the civil suit against Massey, but according to new documents, obtained by TMZ, the case was dropped because Massey didn't have the money to make the case worth it.
The girl's mother then reported the allegations to the Sheriff's Office in 2020.
According to TMZ, police were given a thumb drive containing the explicit material Massey allegedly sent the girl via Snapchat. The material included a pornographic video of a man who appears to be Massey exposing himself.
Massey was scheduled to appear at his arraignment Monday in King County Criminal Court in Washington, but he failed to show.
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Prosecutors issued a new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with fatally shooting two Antifa/Black Lives Matter activists during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August.
Prosecutors seek to revoke Rittenhouse's $2 million cash bond because they say he violated his bond by failing to update his address.
Sympathetic citizens helped raise Rittenhouse's $2 million bond because they believe he was defending himself against armed hooligans.
Kyle is forced to move to a new address due to death threats from Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists. But prosecutors say the teen failed to update his new address within 48 hours of moving.
A motion filed with Judge Bruce Schroeder seeks to increase Rittenhouse's cash bail by $200,000.
Rittenhouse's lawyer, Mark Richards, responded to the motion, saying his client moved into "an undisclosed Safe House," because whenever he updates his address in the system -- the new address is somehow leaked.
Richards said he gave prosecutors the new address in November and asked them to keep it a secret but they refused.
Prosecutors say they realized Rittenhouse was no longer living at his Antioch address when they mailed him a court notice and it came back as undeliverable.
Richards provided the new address to the judge as part of a motion requesting it be sealed.
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A former Covid-19 data manager was arrested Sunday for allegedly hacking into Florida's emergency alert system to collect Covid-19 data.
Rebekah Jones, the woman who created and ran Florida's online coronavirus data site, was arrested Sunday, Jan. 17, for illegally accessing the state's emergency alert system in December.
Jones accused Florida's governor and health officials of downplaying the severity of Covid-19 cases in the state.
Jones was fired from her job in May 2020 for resisting efforts by the state Department of Health to make the data harder to access for the public, researchers and the news media.
State police suspected Jones of setting up her own online dashboard of Covid-19 case data by illegally accessing the state's EAH system and downloading personal data on Florida residents, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Authorities conducted a raid at Jones' home and seized her computers, hard drives and 600 to 700 documents containing contact information for about 19,000 Floridians. The documents included phone numbers, email and home addresses, according to the arrest warrant.
Jones turned herself in on Sunday. A judge denied a prosecutor's request to ban Jones from the Internet or require her to wear a GPS monitor.
Florida, Georgia and Texas are among the states that resisted lockdowns and have fewer Covid-19 restrictions.
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Interpol has rejected Iran's request to arrest U.S. President Donald Trump for murder.
Iran issued an arrest warrant for the president who is charged with the assassination of its top commander, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, in a drone strike in January.
Interpol resoundingly rejected Iran's request to arrest Trump and turn him over to them for prosecution.
In a statement to CNBC late Monday, Interpol said:
"Under Article 3 of INTERPOL's constitution 'it is strictly forbidden for the Organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.'"
Interpol added, "in accordance with the provisions of our constitution and rules, INTERPOL would not consider requests of this nature."
Interpol can enable local law enforcement to arrest international criminals in countries outside of the requesting country's jurisdiction.
Iran also named 35 other people alongside Trump who are accused in the plot to kill the 62-year-old general. Like Trump, those people also face "murder and terrorism charges."
Iranian officials have been accused of interfering in the upcoming U.S. elections by issuing an arrest warrant for Trump.
U.S. Special Envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, called the Iranian announcement a "propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously."
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced arrest warrants will be issued for two police officers involved in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks.
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Brooks was gunned down as he fled on foot after struggling with two Atlanta police officers and pointing a police taser at one of them on June 12.
Brooks, 27, died from 2 gunshot wounds to the back, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.
The officer who shot Brooks, Garrett Rolfe (pictured left), faces 11 charges, including felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Rolfe was fired on Saturday, June 13, after his superiors determined his use of deadly force was not justified.
Rolfe's partner, Devin Bronsan, was placed on desk duty.
Howard said there was plenty of evidence of wrongdoing. His office interviewed 10 eyewitnesses and collected 8 videos from police body cams, dash cam, Wendy's restaurant surveillance video and three cellphone videos. Physical evidence includes spent shell casings, ballistics, police tasers and 911 call logs.
"For 2 minutes and 12 seconds" there was no medical attention for Rayshard Brooks," Howard said during a press conference at the Fulton County courthouse on Wednesday.
Video shows former officer Rolfe calling out to Brooks, telling him to hold on as he administered CPR to the mortally wounded man.
Director Tyler Perry offered to pay Brooks' funeral expenses as well as provide college scholarships for his four children.
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Arrest warrants have been issued in Florida for two NFL defensive backs accused of robbing party guests of over $50,000 in cash and jewelry.
A spokesman for the Miramar Police Department told ESPN they have issued arrest warrants for NY Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar.
Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm while Dunbar has been charged with four counts of armed robbery.
Neither man is in custody. The Miramar police are in discussions with one of the player's reps to turn himself in.
Police say Baker, Dunbar and another man held up guests at a house party in Broward County, Florida, after they lost $70,000 gambling at a party in Miami several days earlier.
The three suspects robbed guests at gunpoint taking $12,000 in cash, an $18,000 Rolex watch and a $25,000 Hublot watch.
The third man, wearing a red mask, was allegedly told by Baker to shoot a party guest. But the unidentified robber refused to shoot the man.
The three suspects left in three different vehicles -- a Mercedes Benz, a Lamborghini and a BMW.
The NFL says it is aware of the charges but they had no further comment.
Baker was a first round draft pick by the Giants in 2019. Dunbar spent the first 5 seasons of his career with the Washington Redskins before the Seahawks acquired him for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick in March.
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Wendy Williams chastised NFL star Odell Beckham Jr for laying hands on another man's butt over the weekend.
The incident occurred during a post-game celebration in LSU's locker room after winning the national title at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Louisiana on Monday night. The Louisiana native is an LSU alumni.
When Beckham spotted an officer bending over, he stared intently at the cop's buttocks before delivering a hard slap on the cop's butt.
The New Orleans Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Beckham for "simple assault" on Thursday.
"You should've known better," said Williams, 55, on Friday's episode of her daytime talk show.
"Odell at 27 years old, you're old enough to understand political correctness in the time we live in now. You can't just slap people on the booty. He probably knows it's not right for a man to a woman or a woman to a man, but you can't even do that locker room thing. That cop wasn't playing that."
Wendy continued: "You're lucky you only got battery. What if he filed for sexual assault? ... Odell, come on, you can't play that clown mess!"
Nola.com reports that a judge declined to approve an initial warrant because it was for misdemeanor sexual battery. The judge later approved an amended warrant for simple battery.
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A New Orleans judge initially declined to approve an arrest warrant for misdemeanor sexual battery against NFL star Odell Beckham Jr for butt slapping a cop.
The incident occurred during a post-game celebration in LSU's locker room after winning the national title at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Louisiana on Monday night.
When Beckham Jr. spotted an officer bending over, he couldn't help himself. He stared intently at the cop's buttocks before delivering a hard slap on the cop's butt.
According to AL.com, the police officer told LSU players they could not smoke cigars inside the locker room. But another officer allegedly told the players it was okay to smoke in the locker room.
Nola.com reports that a judge declined to approve the warrant because it was for misdemeanor sexual battery. The judge later approved an amended warrant for simple battery.
The judge's action prompted outrage on social media among #MenToo groups.
Police officers are outraged at the double standard for a celebrity football player. One officer wrote on Facebook: "If one of us butt slapped a female reporter, we would be fired!"
On Friday's episode of Atlanta's daytime talk show Sister Circle, co-host Rashan Ali, 2nd from left, argued that Beckham was being discriminated against because he is a star wide receiver.
Her co-hosts (L-R): Egypt Sherrod, Quad Webb and Trina Braxton agreed that a man touching another man's buttocks without consent is not a crime.
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A convicted sex offender has been charged with burying an Alabama woman who went missing from a bar after texting a friend that she was in trouble.
Paighton Houston's body was found wrapped in fabric and buried in a shallow grave behind a dilapidated house in Hueytown, Alabama, days after she went missing from a country music bar.
Convicted sex offender Fredrick Hampton, 50, was charged with abuse of a corpse. A warrant has been issued for his arrest but he has not been charged with her death.
Houston, 29, was last seen on Dec. 20 at Tin Roof live music bar in the 2700 block of Seventh Avenue South in Birmingham's Lakeview District. She arrived at the bar earlier that night with a co-worker.
After leaving the bar willingly with two Black men, Houston texted her co-worker to say she felt "in trouble."
According to Houston's mother, Paighton texted "if I call answer, I don't know these people and I feel in trouble."
Trussville police say Houston died the day after she was last seen at the bar.
A tip led investigators to the empty house on Chapel Hill Drive in Hueytown.
After sifting through a mound of trash in a "muddy, nasty" backyard, police discovered the shallow grave and unearthed Houston's "intact" body.
A coroner has not yet determined the cause and manner of Houston's death. They are awaiting additional testing, including toxicology results. There was no physical trauma to her body.
A GoFundMe account raised over $18,000 in donations.
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When Odell Beckham Jr. spotted a man in uniform bend over during LSU's post-game celebrations at the College football championship, he couldn't help himself.
The Cleveland Browns wide receiver slapped the male cop on his butt, resulting in an arrest warrant for simple sexual battery.
Police say the gender of the victim should not matter when determining if sexual battery has occurred.
The incident took place in the locker room after LSU won the National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Louisiana on Monday night.
Cell phone video shows Beckham staring intently at the officer's buttocks before delivering the butt slap.
The New Orleans Police Department issued the arrest warrant against the star receiver for inappropriately touching the heterosexual officer.
Beckham's criminal charge comes a month after Thomas Galloway, 43, was arrested for slapping a female reporter on the butt during a live TV news broadcast.
The Louisiana native also made headlines when he appeared to hand out cash to LSU players on the sideline during the game.
NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from accepting cash or goods from sports agents or college alumni. Beckham was a standout wide receiver at LSU. His father, Odell Beckham Sr., was a running back at LSU in the 1990s.
Beckham, 27, has battled homosexual rumors since being drafted in the 1st round by the NY Giants in 2014.